CameraIcon
CameraIcon
SearchIcon
MyQuestionIcon
MyQuestionIcon
Question

The author's argument concerning the effect of the official sale of duplicate artifacts on illegal excavation is based on which of the following assumptions?

A
Computers could be used to trace sold artifacts.
No worries! We‘ve got your back. Try BYJU‘S free classes today!
B
Prospective purchasers would prefer to buy authenticated artifacts.
Right on! Give the BNAT exam to get a 100% scholarship for BYJUS courses
C
Illegal excavators would be forced to sell only duplicate artifacts.
No worries! We‘ve got your back. Try BYJU‘S free classes today!
D
Money gained from selling authenticated artifacts could be used to investigate and prosecute illegal excavators.
No worries! We‘ve got your back. Try BYJU‘S free classes today!
Open in App
Solution

The correct option is B Prospective purchasers would prefer to buy authenticated artifacts.

B is the best answer. The author's argument concerning the effect of the official sale of duplicate artifacts on illegal excavation appears in lines 74-75, in which the author predicts that such official sale would reduce demand for “the clandestine product.” The rhetorical question that follows (lines 76-80) indicates that the author finds it unlikely that any purchaser would prefer objects of unknown provenance to objects of known origin, or, to rephrase, the author assumes that most people would prefer to purchase objects of authenticated provenance, as this choice states.


flag
Suggest Corrections
thumbs-up
0
mid-banner-image
mid-banner-image
similar_icon
Related Videos
thumbnail
lock
Sources
HISTORY
Watch in App